Construction of Pomona College’s new 75,000 square-foot Millikan Science Hall is ahead of schedule, with the building slated for completion in mid-2015. The project, imagined as a new local landmark, was originally scheduled to open next Fall. When complete, the low-rise structure will house the school’s astronomy, mathematics and physics departments. Copper panels are currently being added to the exterior of the building’s planetarium dome, while ceramic tiles and windows are being installed on other parts of the facility.
Head out to Claremont this Saturday, October 11th, as Pomona College officially dedicates its stunning new Studio Art Hall. The 35,000 square foot facility, constructed for approximately $29 million, will house multiple studios, student galleries, and the offices of the Pomona College Art Department. Designed by the award-winning Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, the two-story edifice is highlighted by a soaring wood-beam roofline which mimics the slopes of the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.
Full of natural light and space, the beautiful new Millikan Laboratory and renovated Andrew Science Hall are now open for faculty and summer research students at Pomona College in Claremont. Spanning approximately 75,000 square feet, the reburbished Millikan facility houses the school’s mathematics, physics and astronomy departments under a single roof built to the highest green standards. Innovative new features within the building include: a digital panetarium with a 360-degree immersive view of the night sky; an 80-100 seat colloquium; a large 50-seat classroom; six math classrooms, including three 30-seat classrooms and an applied math lab; outdoor physics labs; seven physics teaching labs, including a space for the College’s electron microscope; machine, wood and metal shops; a two-story atrium; collaborative study spaces and lounges and a garden courtyard.